1. "Euouae" is the longest word in the English language which is made up of nothing but vowels.
  2. There are only four artists who have achieved a Top 40 hit every decade since the 1980s: U2, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Weird Al Yankovic.
  3. 1 in 5 kidneys donated
    in the U.S.
    are thrown away because
    a suitable recipient can't be found.
  4. With a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometre, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the most crowded city on the planet.
  5. Tutankhamun was the only ancient Egyptian who was mummified with an erect penis.
  6. The largest volcanic region on Earth is two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica, where at least 136 volcanoes are located.
  7. The site of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was originally Knights Templar land in medieval Berlin, and from this beginning came the airport's name.
  8. Louis Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, was known as and is still called the "King of Rabbits" because he mispronounced the Dutch phrase "I am your king" and instead said "I am your rabbit" when he took over the Netherlands in 1806.
  9. France paid the highest taxes in Europe in 2016, with a real tax rate of 57.53%.
  10. Marie Antoinette's last words were "Pardon me, sir, I meant not to do it," an apology to her executioner for stepping on his toes.
  11. Ancient Egyptians had a 70% accurate method for detecting pregnancy: a woman would pee on some seeds. If they sprouted, she was pregnant.
  12. The last car to have a cassette deck come standard was the Lexus SC430 in 2010.
  13. Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour.
  14. It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandy, Elaine or Linda.
  15. A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness.
  16. Iceland imports ice cubes.
  17. The word ‘gasoline' doesn't come from ‘gas'. It comes from Cazeline – after John Cassell, who was the first to sell it commercially.
  18. If the Earth had no atmosphere,
    the oceans would evaporate.
  19. Newborn babies of both sexes can produce milk.
  20. Years after the death of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in Eindhoven, her stepbrother falsely confessed to killing her to get her body exhumed for DNA testing, thus leading to the arrest and prosecution of her attacker.
  21. In the past five decades in the U.S., the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000.
  22. 1 in 14 doctors faces a malpractice suit in the U.S. every year, and almost every physician will face a malpractice suit during his career.
  23. At least 1 in every 10,000 people living today
    has a page about them on Wikipedia.
  24. In the early 1800s, the average famous person became well known at age 43. By the mid-20th century it had dropped all the way to 29.
  25. A woman named Glenda Blackwell once bought a scratch-off lottery ticket to prove to her husband that it was a waste of money and she ended up winning $1 million.
  26. Germans pay cash in 80% of all transactions. In the U.S., it's less than 50%.
  27. Beethoven was a brilliant composer but struggled with sums and spelling his entire life.
  28. Being a trash collector, logger, or fisherman is statistically more dangerous than being a police officer in the U.S.
  29. Andorra is run by two co-princes: the president of France and the Bishop of Urgell.
  30. Lack of sleep may shrink your brain.
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